CHSG Student Carries Olympic Torch
Carshalton High School for Girls are very proud that Lauren, a Year 9 student, will be part of the Olympic Torch relay.
On 23rd July 2012 Lauren will be proudly carrying the olympic torch through her home town of Sutton. Three years ago Lauren couldn't swim!! Her talent and determination have been rewarded with much success in competitions over the last two years.
Lauren's nomination story
"Lauren has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. She has a lot of pain in her legs and back, uses a wheelchair but she doesn't let it hold her back. Three years ago, she started swimming to try and help with the pain. She has developed so far that she swam in the DSE Junior National disability championships this year and won three gold medals. Her achievements have given her more self-belief and made her start to feel that she is capable and she can see beyond her disability. Through her swimming, she has learned to communicate with others and overcome some of the fears that she has about talking to new people. She actively looks forward to her swimming and the joy that she has about her is truly inspirational and she tries her best to ignore her pain and live her life to the maximum that she can.I won 4 gold medals and a silver at the national dwarf games this year as well. I also won the Sutton disabled sportsperson of the year award in July 2011."
(Story as provided by the Torchbearer’s nominator from the official Olympic Torch Bearers' website)
Visit the official Olympic Torch Bearers' website for more information about the Olympic Torch Relay.
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